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Community Food Centres Canada

Senior Philanthropy Officer (Full-time, 18 Month Contract, Parental Leave Coverage)

Posted On: June 23, 2022
Closing On: July 11, 2022

Location: Remote
Employment Type: contract
Level: senior
Salary Range: 72,000 - 77,000

Senior Philanthropy Officer (Full-time, 18 Month Contract, Parental Leave Coverage) 
Location: Our office is located in Toronto, Ontario; however, this position can be located anywhere in Canada with flexible / hybrid / and remote work arrangements available.
Reports to: Director of Philanthropy
Hiring Range: $72,000-$77,000 annually, including a comprehensive benefits plan, pension plan, 3 weeks paid vacation, increasing to 4 weeks paid vacation in your second year of employment (prorated), a December break (usually a week) to recharge, wellness days and access to an Employee Assistance Program
About us:
At the heart of Community Food Centre Canada’s work is the belief that food is a basic right. We bring people together around good food to help communities thrive. With more than 350 partners across the country, we build Community Food Centres, share knowledge, innovate new programs to improve health, and advocate for progressive policy change.
Our policy and community work contributes to this mission by advocating for policy solutions that reduce poverty and inequality in Canada and empower communities from coast to coast to coast. In addition, we recently launched a capital campaign to power our next phase of growth. This includes a new national headquarters ( and a policy & research centre to support our work.
Our values, internally and in our work with partners, are founded on the Good Food Principles. We are deeply committed to Equity and Inclusion, bringing anti-racism and anti-oppression approaches to our work.
CFCC is strongly committed to equity and inclusion within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free.
About the position:
We are seeking a mission-motivated, experienced major gift fundraiser to build meaningful relationships and inspire philanthropic gifts that will advance CFCC’s commitment to health, belonging and social justice through the power of food. This role will be a key contributor to the national major gift program and will also develop a regional fundraising strategy for Western Canada.
  • Build and manage a portfolio of 75-100 relationships with prospects and donors, including individuals, families, foundations and corporations, with primary focus on new business development
  • Develop and execute donor cultivation plans, solicitation strategies and stewardship journeys for gifts of $100,000+
  • Achieve an annual revenue target starting at $500,000
  • Develop and implement a regional Major Gift strategy for Western Canada
  • Develop donor communication materials including proposals, and impact reports in collaboration with colleagues
  • Participate in donor strategy meetings to review achievements and productivity and identify areas that require additional supports
  • Promptly execute stewardship actions, in accordance with  CFCC stewardship framework- including thank you calls, letters and impact reports
  • Achieve key performance metrics including discovery calls, cultivation & engagement activities, solicitations and stewardship activities
  • Prepare call reports and maintain updated records in Salesforce
  • Collaborate with the Development team to identify opportunities and execute initiatives to diversify CFCC’s donor base
  • Align with CFCC values and contribute to the evolution of our culture, and a work environment that is grounded in Equity, Respect, Integrity & Accountability, Collaboration & Engagement, Leadership, Innovation and Impact.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A minimum of seven years of experience with a least 4 years of frontline major gifts experience
  • Deep understanding of social justice issues and systemic change solutions
  • Experience and knowledge of Western Canada (BC, AB, MB, SK) Philanthropic landscape
  • Experience with raising funds in Western Canada and possess knowledge on how to navigate through various key Philanthropic actors in the region
  • Strong relationship-building skills, with a demonstrated track record of cultivating and closing six figure gifts
  • Ability to effectively communicate the vision and key messages of Community Food Centres Canada
  • Experience in working with leadership volunteers
  • Experience in developing and delivering compelling donor proposals
  • Excellent proposal writing skills, with a track-record of securing grants
  • Ability to work independently, and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to use sound judgment, maintain discretion, and navigate sensitive situations with integrity and flexibility
  • Proficiency with Salesforce or similar CRM
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of related education and experience; fundraising education preferred
  • Knowledge of the Canadian charitable sector, including fundraising best practices and emerging trends, and a demonstrated commitment to professional growth
Why work for us?
We offer:
➔ Comprehensive benefits package including extended health, dental, short and long-term disability insurance, membership in a defined benefit pension plan, 15 paid vacation days in your first year, increasing to 20 paid vacation days in your second year of employment (pro-rated), a December break (usually a week) to recharge, wellness days, and access to an Employee Assistance Program
➔ a culture of mutual support where staff are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive Canada
➔ an opportunity to be part of a movement building health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food
How to apply:
To apply, please visit this link and click Apply Now. Please skip the Professional Details and Skills section and attach your resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please share what you think makes you an ideal candidate for this role. Posting closes July 11, 2022. Only those applicants being considered will be contacted. If you require any accommodations, please email Thank you for your interest in CFCC.